PHILADELPHIA250 is charged with celebrating a document penned by a nation whose aspirations shrouded deep atrocities, contradictions, and hypocrisies. So we know we have challenging, uncomfortable work ahead. Yet our team is committed to progress, and helping create an inclusive America that promises safety, happiness, and the security of rights for all, as promised by the founding ideals of equality and justice as outlined in the Declaration of Independence.
We will listen to and learn from those who are directly affected by injustice and racism. We promise to lift up the voices of our fellow Americans that have been silenced for too long. PHILADELPHIA250 stands for the guiding values expressed almost 250 years ago.
PHILADELPHIA250 stands for a #SharedProsperity that brings racial, social, and economic justice and equity. PHILADELPHIA250 will explore the social, cultural, and economic systems that make up our communities to highlight successes and identify challenges in order to work together to ensure greater shared prosperity for all.
PHILADELPHIA250 stands for #RevolutionaryActions that lead to systemic reforms across all sectors, peace among all our neighbors, empathy and hope. PHILADELPHIA250 will spotlight and empower Philadelphians to continue our city and country’s tradition of pushing boundaries and implementing revolutionary, positive change – today.
PHILADELPHIA250 stands for respecting each and everyone’s right to their own #PursuitOfHappiness because we each are each our own best judge of happiness. PHILADELPHIA250 will celebrate the national value that achieving happiness is a worthwhile goal, and that our city and country should continue striving to create a world that facilitates and honors each individual’s path toward a life of fulfillment and joy.
PHILADELPHIA250 will amplify the untold stories of our city and country – those of African Americans, people of color, of native descent, and of immigrants and women – to ensure 2026 is a moment for all people and a celebration of all of our diverse communities. PHILADELPHIA250 will amplify the untold stories of our city and country – of women, of our native people and people of color, of immigrants – to ensure 2026 is a moment for all of our people and truly a celebration of all of our diverse communities.